When people think of Texas, they usually think about the big cities like Houston, Austin, or San Antonio. But just outside of those big cities are some beautiful suburbs that are amazing places to start and raise a family or buy your first home living on your own.
If you’re looking to move down south to the live music capital of the world, check out these five small towns in Texas that will give you a real taste of this beautiful state.
You will fall in love with Fredericksburg when you visit. It’s known for its wineries and southern charm hospitality. The old German heritage of this town rings true throughout its architecture, museums, and displays around the city.
If you love camping, they have stunning RV and camping parks where you will be able to see the stars for days. It’s an hour and a half from both Austin and San Antonio, so you’re never far from a big city. The only downside is that the cost of living ranks high overall and is one of the more expensive places to live in Texas merely because of its culture and location.
We’re going a little off the grid here, but it’s for a good reason. If you’re looking to live somewhere completely remote, Luckenbach is about as remote as you can get it when it comes to living in Texas.
Thirteen miles just outside of Fredericksburg sits this little town that is also considered an unincorporated community. Because of this, you’ll be able to have much more privacy, property, and flexibility with your real estate. With its almost ghost-town feel, you’ll wonder why it’s known to be a country music and dancing hotspot for locals. Just wait until you have a look yourself.
Now we’re bringing it back to a place that is a bit more on the grid. This quaint little town in the suburbs just outside of Houston is one of the best places in Texas to live. With a population of just over 20,000 people, Katy is one of those places where you are close with your neighbors and will always feel like you are a part of the community.
A local property management company can help you find the perfect little spot near one of their many parks which are perfect for someone who is starting a family. Since it’s only thirty minutes to the big city of Houston, it’s also an excellent place to live for a young professional who might not be able to afford to live right downtown.
Once you go to Dripping Springs, you’ll never want to leave. Its population is a mere 4,000 people, which makes it feel like you are living in the most quaint of communities. There is always music, good food, great libations, tons of outdoor activities, and most importantly, delicious barbeque.
It’s well known for its short drive to Hamilton Pool Preserve, a natural pool that was created when an underground river collapsed. It’s now become a central place for people to cool off in the Texas heat. If you’re looking for small-town friendliness, you just might love living here.
What makes this little town so famous? It’s home to the Prada art exhibit. In 2015, the people behind the brand went on a “pop architectural land art project” tour. Low and behold, $80,000 later, the company opened their Prada Marfa location which is a store that is never actually open for business.
Aside from the obscure landmark that helped Prada’s marketing campaign, the town is actually close to one of the best national parks in the country. Big Bend National Park is about two hours outside of Marfa, providing you proximity to the Chihuahuan Desert on the edge of Mexico.
If you’re ready to move south and are looking for a unique, small-town to set up your home base, Texas is the place for you.